A passion for protecting this country runs in my blood. Here is an archive of my articles on this subject (the lives of veterans and their families):

Veterans Day and Family Forces – 11 years ago (November 11th, 2011)Communities at The Washington Times

A Christmas tribute to the troops (original – December 19, 2010), Communities at The Washington Times

Too easy to forget: Honoring sacrifice on Memorial Day (May 27th, 2014), Brenner Brief News

Memorial Day (May 28th, 2012), AmandaRead.com

An October At Fort Monroe (October 28th, 2007), AmandaRead.com

America was built on the sacrifice of those willing to deny themselves. That is something to be highly grateful for in this season of thanksgiving!

Clockwise, left to right: Great-Grandfather Ross E. Bryan; Huntsville Times family portrait from 2000; Father's promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 2002; Cousin Keith Argraves, POW and Medic in World War II; General Petraeus shaking hands with Uncle Steve, LTC, in 2010.

Clockwise, left to right: Great-Grandfather Ross E. Bryan; Huntsville Times family portrait from 2000; Father’s promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 2002; Cousin Keith Argraves, POW and Medic in World War II; General Petraeus shaking hands with Uncle Steve Sayers, LTC, in 2010.